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Pro Bowl

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Leon Lett Finally Apologizes for His Cowboys Blunders. Sorta. With a Snickers.

    ​Got this letter the other day, from "The Desk of Leon Lett": Even though I have three Super Bowl rings, made two Pro Bowl appearances and recorded 22 sacks during my 10-year NFL career, I'm only remembered for two mistakes. Including one monumental mistake I committed on an icy Thanksgivi ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    The Top 5 Storylines from 2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp

    ​The Cowboys had exactly 10 practices in pads in San Antonio. In this weird, truncated preseason of NFL football, that makes a training camp. After a walkthrough this morning at The Alamodome, Dallas headed north and will tomorrow night begin its four-game exhibition season against the Bron ... More >>

  • News

    May 5, 2011

    With Tyron Smith, Jerry Jones Finally Resisted the Glitz

    If there's less post-draft buzz than usual, it's because the Cowboys for once went substance over style.

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    April 29, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.29.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Most surprising thing about Cowboys first-round draft pick Tyron Smith? According to scout Walter Juliff, he's related to a former Cowboy with the same last name. Goes by the nam ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Whitt's End: 1.28.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sure the Mavs have won three in a row, but they've beaten no one -- Nets, Clippers and Rockets -- and when you blow a 25-point home lead to Houston and have to be bailed out by J.J. Bare ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Top 10 Best Draft Picks of the Jerry Jones Era

    Surprised to see Bryant on the list? You shouldn't be.​Is it time for Jerry Jones to step aside as general manager of the Dallas Cowboys, or do the three Super Bowl wins under his tenure validate his decision to remain in that role? The debate will continue until Jones either hands over the keys t ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Turn Out the Lights: Don Meredith Dies

    Very sad news. One of my first/favorite memories as a snotty-nosed little kid was sitting atop Dad's shoulders at the Cotton Bowl, watching Bob Hayes race under beautiful bombs from a Dallas Cowboys' quarterback named Don Meredith. Meredith, by way of Mount Vernon and SMU, was a two-time Pro ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    The Cowboys Should Shelve Marion the Librarian

    ​I'm with ya. Tired of seeing Marion Barber. Watching him hop up and strut 10 yards down field to celebrate a four-yard run. Watching him dive into a pile for a 1/2-yard loss on 3rd-and-1. Watching him bounce inside runs to the outside. The Barbarian long ago deteriorated into the Librarian. ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    Whitt's End: 11.26.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If you're a TCU fan, it goes down like this: Alabama beats Auburn today at 1:30 on CBS. Arizona beats Oregon tonight at 6 on ESPN. And Nevada beats Boise State tonight at 9:15 on ESPN. Oh yeah, an ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    The Top 10 Greatest Undrafted Players in the History of Your Dallas Cowboys

    ​Former SMU player-turned-Cowboys' stud Bryan McCann got me to thinking. Has an undrafted guy ever made such an immediate impact in Dallas? An interception return of 101 yards one week, followed by a 97-yard punt return the following week is impressive. But he'd better keep it up ... More >>

  • News

    November 11, 2010
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    November 9, 2010

    Hello Jason Garrett: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Jerry Jones wants tangible improvements. Is that simply Jason getting the Cowboys to play harder? Or does he need to go 3-5 down the stretch? Either way, you can bet Bill Cowher's number is handy. 9. Garrett played behind Troy Aikman and was coached by Norv Turner and Sean Payton. Not a ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Packers 45, Cowboys 7: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. As of now, Wade Phillips has his regularly scheduled press conference today at 4 p.m. from Valley Ranch. But stay tuned. 9. Nose tackle Jay Ratliff vomited near the bench in the fourth quarter. Fans beat him to it hours earlier. 8. Seven points. Four turnovers. A 38-point defeat that fel ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Should Deion Sanders Go Into the Hall of Fame as a Cowboy?

    ​Deion Sanders played for the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens. Why, then, does it feel like it's a no-brainer that he goes into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a Dallas Cowboy? He's - perhaps reluctantly - ours, right? Former Cowboys Bill ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010
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    August 23, 2010

    Cowboys 16, Chargers 14: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. I'm out of excuses/reasons/explanations. Any theories as to why - still - quarterback Tony Romo and receiver Roy Williams don't seem to be on the same page? Sometimes it's Romo overthrowing him and sometimes it's Williams falling down. Whatever, they just don't click. 9. Of all the lineb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Cinco de Mayo: The Top 10 Sorta Mexican Athletes in the History of Dallas

    ​Should probably consult Gustavo for a round of Ask a Mexican on this, but with it being Cinco de Mayo and all I figured I'd just crack open a Corona and give it a go myself. 10. Mike Bacsik - Well, he was a local athlete with an affinity strong feelings for about Mexicans. 9. Bryan ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    With Your Dallas Cowboys, How High is High Enough?

    ​Wade Phillips is back. Miles Austin will be (fingers crossed) back. The Dallas Cowboys will enter the 2010 season with momentum, eight Pro Bowl players and high expectations. But how high? This year they won a division title and their first playoff game in 13 years. Next year ... 

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    January 25, 2010

    Colts, Saints to Super Bowl XLIV: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Pierre Garcon > Roy Williams. Cool that he and his AFC Championship Game-record 11 catches are from Haiti. But what's with the cocky little tail under the C in his last name? 9. Any old French garson > Roy Williams. 8. Is it just me, or does CBS analyst Phil Simms start every sente ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys in the Pro Bowl: The Joy of Six

    ​Punter Mat McBriar (he's forced a league-high 23 fair catches) seems a thorny omission and a case can be made for quarterback Tony Romo (five less touchdowns than Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, but 18 less sacks), but the Dallas Cowboys should be pleased to have landed six players on the NFC Pro ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Cowboys at the Halfway Point: Who's Your MVP?

    Since Deion isn't the MVP, then who?​The Dallas Cowboys are 6-2. Your glass of blue Kool-Aid is more half-full than half-empty. Wade Phillips is Coach of the Year, Tony Romo's in the Pro Bowl, Keith Brooking is Badass of the Decade and you've got the Cowboys penciled in for Super ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    The Top 5 Mexican Athletes in the History of Dallas

    Pretty sure I should call in Gustavo for a round of Ask a Mexican on this, but with it being Cinco de Mayo and all I thought I should crack open a Corona and at least give it a go. I was going to - per my usual list - rank the Top 10 but that's extremely difficult considering the lack of decent ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Double Your Cowboys Pleasure

    Suitable for framing. PR News Release Header March 5, 2009 Cowboys Release Roy Williams and Terrell Owens The Dallas Cowboys announced the release of veteran safety Roy Williams today. Williams, who was the team's first round draft choice out of Oklahoma in 2002, earned five Pro Bowl sele ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Whitt's End: 2.27.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sorry to rain on Skip Bayless' - what, 14-year? - crusade, but Troy Aikman ain't gay. Went to the Pro Bowl and hung out with Aikman in Honolulu in '93. Lotsa drinks. LotsaLotsa hula girls. Guara ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    What About Bob?

    After a weird, wild week of name-calling, foundation-shuddering, letter debunking and a he said/she said spanning Florida to Hawaii, the bizarre tale of Bob Hayes' Twisted Sister finally has a temporary resolution, if not permanent closure. The current verdict: Bob Hayes, Jr. - and not Lucille ... More >>

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    January 7, 2009

    Is Tony Romo Better Than Kurt Warner?

    Arizona Cardinals' geezer quarterback Kurt Warner won a playoff game last Saturday. He'll start for the NFC in the Pro Bowl. But he also wears gloves. On both hands. Even when he plays indoors. Oh yeah, he's also a religious nut who draws a really crappy God/Jesus/Homeless Guy. ( ... More >>

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    December 23, 2008

    Final NFL Quarterback Rankings

    According to the Pro Bowl, Peyton Manning and Kurt Warner are the two best NFL quarterbacks of 2008. According to me, nonsense. Warner has the best receivers in the league and throws in the worst division in football. Manning was steady, but hardly spectacular. My rankings, which take into acco ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    Nevermores 33, Never Agains 24

    Lowlights from the final night at Texas Stadium: *I know the Buccaneers and Eagles lost yesterday and there's still hope for the Cowboys making the playoffs. But what happened Saturday night was inexcusable. *Safety Ken Hamlin, who played in the Pro Bowl last January, was unblocked and had bot ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    Cowboys Have 5 Pro Bowlers Not Named Tony Romo

    The Dallas Cowboys' Pro Bowl representation dwindled from 11 players last year to 5 this afternoon. Will their win total similarly decline from 13 to 11? ... 10? ... 9?   Tight end Jason Witten, center Andre Gurode, nose tackle Jay Ratliff, linebacker DeMarcus Ware and right guard Leonard  ... More >>

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    October 1, 2008

    Troy over Tony: The Day a Dynasty was Born

    What if the Cowboys would have taken this guy over Troy Aikman. Cringe at the thought, I tell ya. Cringe. So there I was, a snotty-nosed lil’ 24-year-old. Couple years out of college, cutting my journalistic teeth at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. On this particular Sunday – Dec. 18, 1988 ... More >>

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    September 17, 2008

    Roy Williams’ Injury: Blessing or Barrier?

    Like it or not, the Cowboys will miss this guy. Won't they? Other than Scott, this corner of the blogdom is full of Roy Williams bashers. I assume his fractured forearm will be met with an unprecedented joy considering it means the absence of a Pro Bowl* player for about a month. The Cowboys ... More >>

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    September 8, 2008

    Week 1 Leftovers

    Surprise, I'm here. Cowboys’ head coach Wade Phillips, whose crisp, hard-edged hair line looked not unlike Jimmy Johnson’s (when Sunday’s game started at least), just finished his Day After press conference at Valley Ranch. At look at what he said. And, of course, what I think about w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 2

    After correctly predicting SMU’s pratfall at Rice, I'm faced with two options: 1. Quit while I’m ahead. 2. Continue amassing my fortune. Since I have, you could say, a small “problem” with integrating No. 1 into my life, let’s give No. 2 a spin shall we? The Cowboys on Sund ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    That ’70s Show

    Squint real hard and see the similarities. At long last, the ’70s are back. Women are again wearing Halston. Television viewers are glued to CBS’ hit Swingtown. Two movies founded on the old decade’s staples of Star Wars and ABBA – The Clone Wars and Mamma Mia – were among last week ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008

    Hard Knocks: Week 3

    I give it a B- so far. The five best moments from last night’s Hard Knocks: Week 3. Or did I miss something? 5. Jerry Jones and Sports Illustrated’s Peter King talking – I think – while munching popcorn. Free Sportatorium T-shirt to anyone who provides me an accurate transcript of th ... More >>

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    August 12, 2008

    Mark Stepnoski, Lou Grant Looking to Smoke Out 9/11 Conspiracy

    Mark Stepnoski About six years back, Our Boss Man wrote about former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Mark Stepnoski's efforts to play on grass as the then-newly installed president of Texas NORML -- you know, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Which, turns out, was only the ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008

    Roy Williams: Man or Myth?

    Roy Williams, a Pro Bowler? Horse hockey. You might say. I don’t trust Roy Williams. But I do trust Dave Campo. And Campo, the former Cowboys’ head coach who’s back as the team’s secondary coach, says we’ll see the “old Roy Williams” again this year. “From watching film o ... More >>

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    July 30, 2008

    Cowboys Camp: Wednesday Morning

    Not even a clever caption can negate the putrid aspects of my photography. Whew. Pro Bowl pass rusher DeMarcus Ware left practice early this morning, but it looked like nothing serious. He either tweaked his back or took a blow to the head during full-pads scrimmage. But he walked off the fi ... More >>

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    July 29, 2008

    Welcome to Training Camp. Er, Paradise

    Terence Newman has a groin injury. I have a really crappy camera. I’ve received lots of suggestions on what you guys wanna know about Cowboys’ camp – How’s Felix Jones look? Can Zach Thomas still play? What’s up with Jerry’s hat? – so the best way to attack this thing is by diving ... More >>

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    June 2, 2008

    Lost & Found: That Idiot Kicker

    Now the greatest kicker in all of Canada. We know kickers are a weird breed. Not in an immoral FLDS compound kinda way. But just a little off, ya know? Watch them in their natural habitat – isolated from real football – and you come away scratching your head as if it just dawned on you t ... More >>

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    January 3, 2008

    Roy Williams Gets Another Free Pass to Hawaii? Really?

    Another sportsy item for reading, possibly with shoulders slumping and eyelids closing: Roy Williams was just added to the NFC's Pro Bowl squad, making this the fifth consecutive Pro Bowl for the Cowboys strong safety who really shouldn't be getting that free ticket to Honolulu. (Seems like a nice g ... More >>

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    October 18, 2007

    Scattershooting ...

    The best reason to try out for the Dallas Desperados, we're thinking. Scattershooting … while wondering whatever happened to this guy. The Lakers might be dumb enough to trade Kobe Bryant. But, sorry, Mavs fans, they aren’t stupid enough to deal him to a Western Conference team ... If the VIP ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2007

    Romo Holiday

    Tony Romo makes a short, sweet journey from anonymous backup to A-list celebrity

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    January 25, 2007

    All-All-All-All-Stars

    Somewhere beneath this Dolphins helmet is former -- and, maybe, future? -- Dallas Cowboy Jason Garrett. Uh...Coach Garrett, perhaps? That'd be kinda cool. Took a break from guessing about Bill Parcells' replacement long enough to breathe in the fresh air of the NHL All-Star Game last night. And, of ... More >>

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    December 19, 2006

    Tony, Let's Go Bowling

    Tony Romo's in the Pro Bowl, along with QBs Drew Brees and Marc Bulger. That's a sack lunch for ya. If you saw this day coming, you're clairvoyant. And you should've cashed in. Tony Romo's remarkable emergence was validated today as the quarterback was one of four Dallas Cowboys named to the NFL Pr ... More >>

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    December 19, 2006

    You Know Who Likes Terrell Owens? Canadians. Dunno Why. Just Do.

    I do believe the NFL's due to announce its Pro Bowl roster shortly; Richie will chime in at the appropriate moment. Till then, here's this football related nugget from north of the border, where the cold air apparently does strange things to people. Dig this: Terrell Owens had the best-selling NFL j ... More >>

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    June 9, 2006

    Game Won

    See, I toldja the Heat sucked. That and other revelations from the Mavs' Game 1 victory over Miami last night at American Airlines Center: Nothing says cool like glowing blue pom-poms. Made the American Airlines Center look more like a U2 concert instead of The NBA Finals. After forcing our jeers ... More >>

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    April 18, 2006

    Deep Thoughts

    A little Valley Ranch birdie chirped to me this morning that, in addition to former All-Pro safety Charlie Waters, the Dallas Cowboys will interview former deep snapper and SMU alum Dale Hellestrae to be their new radio analyst. With Babe Laufenberg's voluntary departure, the Cowboys need an enterta ... More >>

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    March 23, 2006

    Man Amongst 'Boys

    Back in 2001 I shook hands with Big Tex, or at least it felt that way when I hopped in Larry Allen's golf cart for an interview at Dallas Cowboys training camp in Wichita Falls. On that particular day, Allen--one of the biggest, meanest, strongest, scariest players in NFL history--was almost huma ... More >>

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    March 21, 2006

    The Team-wrecker

    During the Ring of Honor induction for the Triplets last fall, I asked Michael Irvin about Terrell Owens and the controversy of the moment—T.O.'s stream of negative comments about Eagles QB and multiple Pro Bowler Donovan McNabb. Irvin, of course, is buddies with T.O., who infamously agreed wi ... More >>

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